Student Resources

There is a lot of good information out there for students on how to conduct research. There is so much information, actually, that it can be confusing. Below are some resources on a variety of topics that I suggest students check out. 

 
 

How many sources should I have for my paper?

Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega has boatloads of good suggestions for student researchers on his website. This post addresses how to think about how many sources are enough. 

 

What are some classics in soci/anthro that I should read?

Students sometimes ask me what books they should read if they want to get to know sociology or anthropology better. This is a tough question, which invokes the canon wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Nonetheless, there are many books that many academics suggest students read. This post is from The Sociological Review, collecting suggestions from academics on Twitter. 

 

Does Global Studies have to be a social science?

Global Studies is interdisciplinary (or transdisciplinary, or multidisciplinary...), therefore there is no single way that is the "correct" way to study globalization. NYU's Global Institute for Advanced Studies has some helpful resources coming out of their 2016 conference "Global Studies and the Humanities." Duke University's Center for Global Studies and the Humanities also has some interesting resources. 

 

How do I...?

Christopher Watkin has a fantastic blog, including over 20 "Research Hacks" for student research. 

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